Hey Itachi, if possible - could you please reply to my message in the thread below. It's regarding your new monitor. You can just send me a message, you don't need to post in the thread itself but it's up to you. Thanks a heap!
Oh yeah, I made that one a while back:D Well, blurring and tweaking the lighting really were key points with that signature. The ''disintegrating'' effect comes from first smudging the focal to the background, then adding a bunch of clipping masks and in the end using a special effect on GIMP called ''displace'' located in the ''map'' effects.
i think its called layer masking. i think... essentially, in photoshop, you can put a layer behind another layer, whatever is white in the foreground will turn transparent and show whats behind it. in may case, i've added a wave filter to dialga, put that layer behind the text and the effect is what you see :D
it does have an actual name, its not layer masking...its a masking or sorts